Dec 22, 2020 by Rua Lupa
This was our 1st year home for the Winter Holidays in 13 years and so was able to be more involved for Borealis Nox – Winter Solstice / Longest Night for the Northern Hemisphere.
Dec 11, 2020 by Rua Lupa
We all have an identity, it forms who we present ourselves as and informs who we align with. It is something we do not really talk about outside of an Us versus Them narrative though. I think that should change, because I believe that is where most of our societal conflicts stem from.
Jul 25, 2020 by Rua Lupa
In April, when COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) had reached the point when masks were considered to be a practical tool for …
Apr 5, 2020 by Rua Lupa
A lot of people never have that option and do not expect to because it is not and will not be in reach no matter how hard and long they work or save. Having a cottage is not as common or normal an experience as it appears to be expected – it is a reflection of wealth status. So a 2nd home should not be treated as equal as an only home – it is not a necessity, it is a luxury.
Jul 14, 2019 by Rua Lupa
Within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA, A pre-1600’s European Contact Living History Society), the Kingdom of Ealdormere (most of …
May 29, 2019 by Rua Lupa
FOOL is a whole weekend of classes on the making of pre-1600 things.
This was the event’s 12th year and went from Friday May 17th to Monday May 20th.
Sep 6, 2018 by Rua Lupa
It was a merry camp with much song and libation. I had brought out my djembe and we played and sung deep into the night. The passing rains could not hinder the spirit of this house! Their fire roared ever on!
Jul 27, 2018 by Rua Lupa
Brouhaha was such a good time, I had to remind myself to make use of my camera to capture it! Thank you to our hosts, Penda and Sibylla for using your farm, and all of Northgeatham for their work in making this event possible. I hope to join you all here for many years to come!
Jul 7, 2018 by Rua Lupa
In my case, I was grateful that I packed a large sea sponge that I liberally soaked and squeezed onto myself and others. Linen kerchiefs soaked and snapped a few times now and then and worn around the neck were highly effective for keeping cool. Others enjoyed foot baths in the shade.
Mar 2, 2018 by Rua Lupa
The Milk Industry is making a splash lately with how Millennials have ended up bring back Milk Couriers. Great news for those who love sustainability. Unfortunately many members of the public have taken this news and decided to damn the milk industry all together, citing many things that are indeed harmful practices.
Feb 13, 2018 by Rua Lupa
Is human gender expression fundamentally messed up? In a richly illustrated essay, Rua Lupa compares human thinking about gender and sex to the realities of the natural world.
Nov 1, 2017 by Rua Lupa
Its that time of year when Death is displayed in all its G(l)ory, and so is also a time when many families have to start the conversation on what Death is and how to come to terms with that.
Oct 23, 2017 by Rua Lupa
The problem is that there is a conflation between ‘alternative medicine’ and ‘medicine’, and along with that, that ‘alternative medicine’ is even an acknowledged term to begin with.
Oct 20, 2017 by Rua Lupa
Druidism, it is most commonly seen as being strictly Celtic, and that is the primary reason why I instead call myself a Saegoah – or alternatively to non-pagan aware folks, a Naturalist
Sep 23, 2017 by Rua Lupa
Sometimes I want to use some funny medieval imagery that I’ve seen before, but can’t seem to find again. This is where I decided to collect them here in “Them Historical Funnies On The Web ROUND UP” and once I collected enough to be worth looking through, make a post out of them.
Aug 23, 2017 by Rua Lupa
When viewing these I frequently internally laugh with the thought of “so long” because these industries that are crying havoc are really just being revealed as the unnecessary things that they are and will not be missed.
The claims of demise I did find odd were,
Aug 10, 2017 by Rua Lupa
Brouhaha is one of the smallest events, but that also makes it one of the most relaxed events too. Even so, there is something for everyone. And this year had a special component, The Baron and Baroness of Ramshaven were going to select their Champions of Ramshaven at this event.
Aug 8, 2017 by Rua Lupa
This year was hot with waves of rainstorms. But that did not stop the attendees from having a good time.
Aug 3, 2017 by Rua Lupa
I have been quiet of late, and that is perhaps due to a lot of SCA (medieval living history) stuff that was going on. So without further delay, here is an overdue update on what exactly went on with this SCA stuff.
Jun 8, 2017 by Rua Lupa
My previous article, ‘Is Seeking A “Deep Religious Experience” Hedonistic?‘ had apparently been misinterpreted as saying that all experiences of ecstasy and transcendence was Hedonistic and bad…